Apr 13th, 2017 vs. Chunichi

April 13th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows losing streak finally came to an end thanks to a solid start by David Buchanan and another clutch walk off hit by Ugumori, The starters for this game were Buchanan for the Swallows, Matayoshi for Chunichi. Chunichi […]

Apr 12th 2017, vs. Chunichi

April 12th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 6          Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a rough five game losing streak on the road, the Swallows returned to the comfy confines of Jingu to take on the 6th placed Chunichi Dragons, a team that had won just […]

Apr 11th 2017, vs. Chunichi [Cancelled]

August 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 2           Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Rain fell all day in Tokyo and the game was officially cancelled at 15:35. The forecast for tomorrow is clear and Yamanaka is scheduled to start against the CL cellar dwellers tomorrow. Buchanon, […]

April 9th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

April 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Mazda Stadium) Your 2017 Yakult Swallows have now dropped five in a row. An inauspicious start to the young season. The scoring began in the bottom of the third, when Ohlendorf, in his second start for the birds, gave up […]

April 8th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

April 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Mazda Stadium) That’s four on the trot, folks. Ogawa went a full seven innings this week in another decent performance, but the offense was largely held in check again. Ohbiki (2-5) was the only Swallow to reach base twice today […]

April 7th 2017, @ Hiroshima

April 7th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Mazda Stadium) It was a battle between a rookie and a veteran as the Carp debuted their 2016 first round draftee Takuya Kato while the Swallows countered with Masanori Ishikawa. By the end of the game, the story was all […]

Apr 6th 2017, @ Hanshin

April 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1  Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Kyocera Dome) On a night when the Swallows’ bullpen came through with seven scoreless innings, one mistake made for a dramatic walk off win for Hanshin in extra innings. Starters for this game were Beefy Randy Messenger for Hanshin, Tateyama for […]

Apr 5th 2017, @ Hanshin

April 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1  Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Kyocera Dome) A monster Yoshio Itoi three-run home run off Josh Lueke in the 7th was the difference between the teams, as the Swallows fell to 3-2 for the nascent season. Yamanaka made his first start of the season […]

Apr 4th 2017, @ Hanshin

April 4th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Won 2   Last 4: WLWW (Kyocera Dome) Here at the Tsubamegun, we have no love for the Hanshin Tigers. The Swallows’ first foray into Kansai  of the 2017 campaign helped remind us why. New guy David Buchanan had one heck of a first outing, […]

April 2nd, 2017 vs. Yokohama

April 2nd, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The birds came back from a mediocre game on Saturday to win the first series of the 2017 season, and in grand sayonara fashion courtesy one Atsushi Ugumori. New team addition Ross Ohlendorf (whose actual first […]